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Foundation Course In Autogenic Training

Psyche_black_Approved_2012 (3)Introduction

The six-day Foundation Course in AT is the second stage of three courses which, if all three are completed, lead to the Post Graduate Certificate in Autogenic Training. Completion of the foundation course confers a Certificate of Attendance of the Foundation Course in AT.

Due to updates and new developments planned for our training course, the start date will now be in March 2018 instead of September 2017. Dates will be posted here as soon as we have them.  

The foundation course prepares participants to teach autogenic training (AT) to others. You will already be familiar with this meditative form of stress-management (PATP).

With your personal experience of AT at the heart of the training, you will take part in the curriculum of Module 1 of the BAS PGCertAT training course.

This comprises:

  • classroom training over 3 fortnightly weekends
  • reading and continuing personal AT practice
  • test at the final weekend
  • you teach AT to one client, with supervision
  • you present this as a written case study.

After successful assessment, including the test mark, you will gain

  • Associate Membership of the British Autogenic Society for two years
  • Certificate of Attendance of the Foundation Course in AT.

At this point we would recommend that you progress to the third stage, and complete your Postgraduate Certificate in AT, within the two years of your associate membership. This will require attending a further 7 or 8 days (weekend units) making up Module 2, and completing further course work (see BAS Professional Training, Module 2).

However, you can step off the programme, and teach AT with BAS supervision.

Course Content

The Foundation Course covers:

  • philosophy, history and concepts of AT
  • theory (basic principles of AT’s mechanisms)
  • practice and background of each of the six standard AT exercises
  • intentional offloading exercises: rationale and practical teaching
  • basic elements of instructing clients (postures, difficulties, process facilitation).

All of this is set within the context of the kinds of problems (e.g. anxiety, insomnia, stress related conditions) clients typically bring. The application of AT is very broad: it is suitable for any age (over 5) and any setting. 

Please contact Jane Bird, Course Admissions Administrator – jane@autogenic-therapist.co.uk – or phone 01923 675501